Leitmotif

Reason as the Leading Motive

Dreams

Posted by Jerry on June 8, 2005

People usually say that dreams are so fascinating by the fact that they allow you to have experiences that sometimes are just plain impossible to be manifested in the real, physical world. Dreams are liberating, “they” say, dreams are unbounded, without any horizons, infinitely capable of anything. Dreams allow you to have an unbridled experience of your deepest fears, your darkest secrets, your highest aspirations, your craziest imaginations, and so much more.

And I did believe in that perspective too — until I woke up this morning. After having had a crazy wonderful dream that I cannot remember at this point anymore, I woke up feeling so annoyed.. and frustrated… almost profoundly disappointed! And then I realized that the perspective that dreams are unbounded and free and have no horizons and are so liberating is actually mistaken — atleast in my opinion!

I felt so greatly limited by the fact that what I had experienced was a dream! THe moment I woke up, I had lost it all. I was left with the coldness of reality. And I realized that dreams are infact definitely bounded, limited, unfree. They are prisoners, lost in the murkiness of our brains, locked up forever inside the hard walls of our cranium. They are there all day, everyday of our lives. It is so disappointing to know that the experiences you have in your dreams are stuck inside the cavity of your skull, and you can’t somehow manifest them into your real world.

So, dreams… they aren’t really that liberating, because after every exciting dream of the night, you inevitably have to face the sharp limitations of the physical world when you wake up. And even while you are dreaming, you are still unable to manifest that experience of freedom from your dreams into your physical existence… regardless of whether you’re awake or not. It is amazingly ironic to realize that all of that rampant craziness that occurs in dreams are so perfectly and assuredly controlled by the very origin of those dreams — the brain inside the head.

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5 Responses to “Dreams”

  1. Semperviva said

    why can’t you manifest them into your own world-thats your decision i think.

  2. Ergo Sum said

    I don’t think it’s possible to manifest a dream that you had the previous night (or whenever) into your physical reality literally and exactly.
    Yes, you can make things happen in your life or you might come across instances of experiences that might seem like a very close resemblance of your dream, but that is not the same thing as manifesting your dream literally and exactly with all the details, the imagery, the emotions, the experience, etc.
    What do you think? No?

  3. Ergo Sum said

    To think of this a little more… maybe yes, there is atleast one way I can think of that comes close to transforming a dream into a literal and exact reality.. and that would be by codifying it into a form of art. Like for example, writing your dream down in a book, or making a movie on your dream exactly like you dreamt it, or by painting a picture that is an accurate snapshot of a scene in your dream, or by desgning a sculpture that is identical to the forms you saw in your dreams.
    So, I suppose in those can be said to be manifestation in reality of your dream.
    But I think I am refering more to a visceral and continuous existence of your dream into your reality — kinda like waking up from your sleep dreaming of something but absolutely not aware that you were sleeping… or that you are now awake.. or that your dream is a dream and that you are still dreaming… and that you still keep on living inside that dreamworld.
    I think that sort of continuum between the two realms (dreams and reality) is not possible.. not atleast in the world today.

  4. Ergo Sum said

    And so, in that sense, dreams and dreamworlds and experiences we have in our dreams are SO DISAPPOINTINGLY limited!
    Infact, just this morning I had a CRAZY dream, which I made a point to remember… and I loved the dream.. though it was more like a nightmare! But then, I love nightmares! And that’s what I mean by saying that dreams are so limiting.. the nightmare I had couldn’t possibly occur in the physical existence we live in.. it just would not be possible. For it to be possible, the laws of nature and physics would have to be modified to suit the green-screen requirements of my dreams!

  5. u’re such a tenacious thinker. you commented on a blog. Gay Geek. One that’s been down like FOREVER. and you know what you commented on? my now-boyfriend’s post that he wrote the night after our first date. it only makes me vain to read it again. but thank you for bringing my attention back to it.

    ps…i’m pretty luckey, eh?

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